VIDEO: Walls broken, figuratively, at Bentonville High School

Posted: January 27, 2018 at 1:09 a.m.

Paula Ryburn (from left) and Sarah Young, both Bentonville High students, and Kevin York, a Bentonville High math teacher and assistant football coach, play a game where the group tries to move without dropping their straws Thursday during a morning of team-building activities as part of a Breaking Down the Walls session at Bentonville High School. Groups of roughly 150 students, faculty and staff from Bentonville High and Bentonville West High participated in the all-day programs this week, which are meant to develop appreciation of diversity and acceptance of others.

Some Bentonville High School students this week got to know a lot more about each other -- and maybe a little more about themselves -- during a culture and character building program.

Program cost

Bentonville High School spent $14,000 to bring the Breaking Down the Walls program to campus for five days this week. It was paid for with money the school gets through its contract with Coca-Cola, according to Principal Jack Loyd. Close to 800 students, about a quarter of the school’s enrollment, participated.

Source: Staff report

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